Special Offers and Plans for Overseas Calls

Physician's Money DigestDecember 2005
Volume 12
Issue 16

Wall Street Journal



Finally, making an overseas phone callwill cost less than your actual cell phone.Although international landline, domesticlandline, and cell-phone rates havedropped over the years—the averageinternational landline call cost $0.52 in2000 compared with only $0.20 in 2003—international rates for cell phones haveremained high, despite the demand.According to the ,Americans in 2003 chatted for over 2 billionminutes to international callers, up36% from 2002. Now providers such asVerizon Wireless and T-Mobile offer discountedinternational calling packages inaddition to their standard plans, whichcharge extra for expensive internationalcalls without an international subscription.For only $3.99 per month, Verizon Wirelessoffers rates that start at $0.09 per minuteto over 100 countries within their networkthrough their International Long DistanceValue Plan, saving cost-conscious consumersover 55% per minute plus standardairtime. T-Mobile offers unlimited callplans north and south of US borders for anadditional $4.99 per month plus $0.05 perminute to Mexico and $0.09 per minute toCanada. With such substantial discountsfor international rates, now you have noexcuse not to call your or .

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